amsterdam - The cyber attack on the US company Dyn also has consequences in the Netherlands. The buienradar.nl website was Friday hours unreachable.
Dyn gave up two Friday DDoS attacks. Americans therefore could not or hardly at websites and services like Twitter, Amazon, CNN, Airbnb, Netflix, Spotify, Pinterest, Reddit, SoundCloud, Paypal, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, PlayStation Network and the BBC.
Companies like Dyn ensure a URL corresponding to the IP address associated with it. In other words, they bring people who type a url to the right website. Such businesses are the backbone of the Internet. If hacker attacks such company, they can cripple many sites simultaneously. Visitors get to see error messages. A successful attack on such a company can therefore do more harm than shutting down a single website.